Worsley MP Barbara Keeley has objected strongly to Bolton Council’s revised proposal to develop land on the Cutacre site for industrial uses rather than as a country park. The new plan reverses earlier plans agreed at the Planning Inquiry into mining at the Cutacre site which would have seen the Cutacre Tip area restored to a country park after opencast mining is completed at the site.
The revised draft proposal, which is contained in Bolton Council’s Core Strategy Publication Version report, means that part of the former tip and other open space will be developed as employment land rather than becoming part of the country park.
Barbara has written to Keith Davies, Director of Development and Regeneration at Bolton Council and to all Bolton Councillors to object strongly on behalf of Little Hulton residents. At their Council meeting on 9th December, Bolton councillors agreed to the revised proposal, which will now be open for consultation. The strategy will also be referred to a Planning Inspector for review.